In light of much news about the Florida MBI and Sex Trafficking News,

SWOP Tampa Bay would like to say that while every effort should be made to prevent the trafficking of adults and children into the sex market (or any other labor market), SWOP maintains that sex work is not synonymous with human trafficking. SWOP supports all workers involved in the sex industry–either by choice, coercion, or circumstance. SWOP does not recruit sex workers nor does it try to rescue them. SWOP Tampa Bay exists as a network of current and former sec workers and their allies, as a community resource.